Planning and preparing for your date can be a fun and creative affair. It might be to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion, or a “just because you’re special” reason. Customize your special evening to the needs and desires of your partner.Here are some romantic hot tub ideas to get the sparks flying:
1. The Invitation
How you invite someone to join you (even if you’ve been married 20 years) for the evening can set the tone. Be silly, romantic or playful, the important thing is that you both agree on a time reserved to enjoy together.
2. Food Preparations
I suggest keeping the food light. Colorful Fruit Kabobs are easy, healthy, attractive and delicious! Just skewer your favorite combinations and refrigerate till date time.
3. Drink Preparations
Lots of room for creativity here, either alcoholic or virgin depending on you and your partner’s preferences. Again, I suggest keeping it light and refreshing.
Mix right into your drink glass equal parts of Pomegranate juice and champagne. Looks beautiful, tastes great. To make virgin version, substitute club soda for the champagne.
Note: Alcohol can dehydrate your bodies, as well as soaking in hot water, so keep yourselves hydrated with drinking water as well!
4. The Music
The music you choose is important for setting the mood and can make for seductive persuasion. If that’s your goal, I suggest trying romantic R&B or soul music.
This will all depend on your taste, but my recommendation is to pick music that your partner really enjoys and is relaxing.
5. The Smells: Aromatherapy
Essential oils can enhance our mood or emotional outlook as well as our physical well being. The aroma of the essential oil can stimulate the human brain to trigger a reaction supplying therapeutic benefits.
• Chamomile: relaxing, meditation. Use for insomnia, arthritis, and stress.
• Eucalyptus: stimulating. Use for arthritis, bronchitis, and sinusitis.
• Grapefruit: energizing, uplifting.
• Lavender: balancing, relaxing. Use for anxiety, stress, insomnia, and burns.
• Lemon: balancing, relaxing.
• Orange: balancing, relaxing. Use for stress.
• Rosemary: balancing, relaxing. Use for aching muscles.
• Rose: balancing, relaxing. Use for depression, mature skin, and eczema.
Caution: Essential oils are highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Essential oils should not be used undiluted directly on the skin, or used on broken skin. Avoid getting in eyes. A good rule of thumb is to add 10 drops to the water. Use only essential oils without carrier oil added, so as not to clog filter. Avoid citrus oils if you are exposed to the sunlight during your soak.
6. Final Tips
Hot Tub Temperature: If you are going to soak together in the tub for a half hour or more, consider keeping the temperature about 100 degrees, depending on outside air temp. Any hotter than this may cause overheating and cut the date night short!
Candles: Candles or low lighting can help set the mood.
Towels: Have them handy nearby.
Talking and Listening: Some of us unwind by talking. If that is the case with your partner, give them the gift of your undivided listening. Some of us unwind with quiet, just holding each other and listening to the tranquil silence of the star filled sky.